Creative Korea Party
||This article needs to be updated. (November 2010)|
|Founded||14 October 2007|
|Dissolved||26 April 2012|
|Headquarters||28-130 Yeongdeungpo-2 dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, South Korea|
|Creative Korea Party|
|Revised Romanization||Changjo Hangukdang|
Creative Korea Party (Hangul: 창조한국당, Hanja: 創造韓國黨, Abbreviation: CKP, literally Create Korea Party) was a political party of South Korea. It was formed out of the Uri Party and its resulting civil splinter groups, with their leader Moon Kook-hyun, a well-known former business leader who recently started his political career. Their 2007 presidential bid was unsuccessful, however, they gained 3 seats at the 2008 general election on April 9, 2008, including the election of Moon Kook-hyun at Eunpyeong-eul, Seoul district; but lost all of these seats in the subsequent 2012 general election. They were deregistered on 26 April 2012.
- Creating a new Social Solidarity
- Establishing a Knowledge and Creativity-based Economy
- Minimizing military tension of Korean Peninsula
- Providing 'Productive Welfare'
- Building a sustainable Social development
- Funding a Substantial Public and Lifelong Education
- Respecting Minority Rights
- Taking responsibility of the Diversity of Cultural References
- Creating Economic Cooperation in Northeast Asia
- Moon Kook-hyun MP, Party Leader, Official Presidential candidate of the party and MP for Eunpyeong-gu 2nd electorate, Seoul
- Lee Yong-kyeong MP, former CEO of KT and Korean National Assembly MP
- Yu Won-il MP, former environmental movement organizor in Siheung, Gyeonggi Province, and Korean National Assembly MP
- Lee Jeong-ja, Chairperson of Green-consumer Network (Civil organization)
They held their nominating convention for 2007 presidential election on November 4, 2007. During that event, its leader Moon Kook-hyun was elected with 8,884(94.9%) of the mobile phone vote. As one of the pro-governmental liberal candidates, he and his party suffered the pressure of political simplification from several civil organizational leaders for the entire campaigning period. However, although negotiating with the UNDP politicians a lot, he eventually decided to target voters disappointed with both major parties (the UNDP and GNP) and their candidates(Chung Dong-young and Lee Myung-bak). They hoped to reach somewhat over 10% support, but gained a final result of 1.38 million voters(5.82%) which put them in 4th place. However, they earned more votes than the 10-year-old KDLP's result(3.00%), and gained strong supports (Its average was roughly 8%) from metropolitan city areas, such as Seoul and its suburbs, Incheon, Daejeon, Chuncheon, Jeju, therefore it was judged to be a potential threat to major parties during the 2008 parliamentary election.
In the 2012 general election, the party received less than .1% of the constituency votes, and .4% of the national votes for proportional representation. It lost all three seats in the parliament. The party was dissolved as a result (The party needs to obtain at least 2% of the national votes in order for it to remain registered).
- United States Department of State Factbook
- Moon Kook-hyun elected as the presidential candidate of the CKP(in Korean), Kukinews, Retrieved on November 4, 2007
- >%20개표진행상황&TITLEB=개표진행상황&TITIMG=tgm02&RULE=T4 Info-system of the 2007 presidential election(in Korean), the NEC, Retrieved on December 20, 2007
- Moon Kook-hyun 'will run again at the 2008 parliamentary election'(in Korean), The Hankyoreh, Retrieved on December 20, 2007